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Clarecroft Day Nursery

Posted by Webmaster on August 15, 2016 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Clarecroft Day Nursery ARE RECRUITING

We are a busy village day nursery.

Do you have commitments and need a second income looking for flexible hours to suit you?

We are looking to recruit relief staff to help cover at lunchtimes and/or other busy times of the day.

You do not need to hold any qualifications to apply for this position.

For rates of pay and further information, please contact us on 01327 844474 or email us at admin@clarecroft.co.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Care & Repair Daventry - Grants Available

Posted by Webmaster on August 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Grants of up to £10,000 for Home Owners


Home owners over the age of 18 who are receiving a means-tested benefit can now access up to £10,000 to make essential repairs to their homes.


Housing Repairs Assistance grants can provide up to £5,000 to fund work including: replacement or repair of central heating boilers and radiators, new security measures, replacement windows, doors, roof repairs and so much more.

If the work required exceeds £5,000 eligible homeowners can also access a further £5,000 of funds in the form of an interest-free loan repayable only when the property is sold.


Grants of up to £30,000 for Disabled residents


Disabled Facilities Grants can be used to fund a wide range of improvements and adaptations within the home including, installation of ramps, ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms, level access showers, widening of doorways, driveway and parking solutions plus lots more.


To qualify for this grant you or a person living within the property must be disabled and be receiving a qualifying means-tested benefit. If a disabled person is under the age of 18 they will be automatically entitled to apply for the maximum grant of £30,000 but if you are over 18 the amount you can apply for will depend on your income and savings.


Why not give Care & Repair a call today to see if you could be eligible: 01327 871100, visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/CareandRepair or email CareandRepair@Daventrydc.gov.uk



Job Vacancy - ASNU Windows

Posted by Webmaster on August 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)










Long Buckby Wharf Village Hall

Posted by Webmaster on August 4, 2016 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Wharf Village Hall is now available for Hire @ £10/hr.

Perfect for meetings, small group activities, childrens parties, or small functions.

Maximum 60.

Lots of work completed recently to update the facility's including extending car park to park 6/8 cars.

For more information, to book or view please call Sarah on 01327 843756


Posted by Webmaster on July 28, 2016 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

There are a couple of allotments that have become available down beyond the Churchyard.

Please contact Sue Porter by e-mail on longbuckbyparishcouncil@yahoo.com if you are interested in taking one on or finding out some more information. 

Brington Road Development

Posted by Webmaster on July 28, 2016 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We have received news today that the Appeal launched by Gladman property developers has been withdrawn for the proposed new housing development on the land off Brington Road, Long Buckby.

This is a positive sign and good news for the village.

Wildlife Diary for June

Posted by Webmaster on July 25, 2016 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The excellent Wildlife Diary for June, compiled, as always, by Nick Roberts is now available for you here

Spanish Lessons

Posted by Webmaster on July 19, 2016 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Small and friendly Spanish classes, taught by a native speaker, at the Cricket Pavilion in East Haddon (NN6 8BU)

Beginners Mondays 10:30 (new for September 2016)

Mondays & Tuesdays 12:00

Intermediate Tuesdays 9.00 & 10.30

Advanced Mondays 9.00

For more information contact Lucía on 07896298129 or info@talkspanish.org.uk

Lessons 80 minutes long from £10

Private tuition available

(GCSE – A level)

Fixed Penalty Notices for Fly-Tipping

Posted by Webmaster on July 14, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)


 Please note people caught fly-tipping in Daventry District can be instantly fined £400 under new measures by Daventry District Council (DDC).


The Council's Environmental Improvement Service is introducing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for small-scale instances of fly-tipping to tackle the problem more effectively. Previously offenders could only be prosecuted through the courts, which can be costly, time-consuming and often involve lengthy investigations.


The new powers have been introduced under The Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016. DDC has set its Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping at £400, reduced to £300 if paid within 10 days of the offence.


There are currently between 60 and 100 instances of fly-tipping a month in Daventry District. It is hoped that the new FPNs will act as a deterrent to help reduce instances of small-scale fly-tipping. However the Council will continue to pursue court prosecution where offences are serious and it is in the public interest to do so, or when an offender refuses to pay a fixed penalty.


If one of your parishioners witnesses a fly-tipping please encourage them to report the incident by calling the contact centre on 01327 871100, or by logging the details via DDC’s website.


Private Pumping Stations

Posted by Webmaster on July 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

There may be good news coming for some of your parishioners if they have a private pumping station on their property.

Currently, homeowners have to spend hundreds of pounds every year for electricity running costs, maintenance and repairs to look after these private pumping stations. They may even have been flooded if it’s broken down in the past.  

From October 2016, many of these private pumping stations will transfer over to Anglian Water and become our responsibility. We will take over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money.

To help customers identify and report the pumping stations easily, we have launched a specialist website: www.spotapumpingstation.co.uk.

If you have any questions about this campaign, please reply to privatepumpingstations@anglianwater.co.uk. For any other queries, please contact our Public Affairs Team on public.affairs@anglianwater.co.uk.

Part Time Job Vacancies - Watford Village

Posted by Webmaster on July 4, 2016 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)



Gardener required

 For a house in Watford Village.


Days and hours to suit.

Please call 07801 297331 to discuss In further detail.

House Keeper/cleaner required


For a house in Watford Village.


Days and hours to suit.


Please call 07801 297331 to discuss in further detail.

Watford - Old Village Fayre

Posted by Webmaster on July 1, 2016 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Watford Village are holding their Olde English Fayre on Sunday 4th September 2016

Please see www,watfordfayre.weebly.com

Job Vacancy - Long Buckby Community Centre

Posted by Webmaster on June 21, 2016 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)
Long Buckby Community Centre requires a part-time cleaner to work ten hours a week guaranteed employment with a further 5 hours flexible work. For further information please e mail s.russell338@btinternet.com with your name and telephone number.

Long Buckby Feast

Posted by Webmaster on June 14, 2016 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Sunday 21st August (Buckby Feast Event)

Long Buckby Open Gardens, £4 Adults, Free for Children

DACT Bus will run a shuttle service within the village

If you would like to register your garden or need further info

Contact William/Susie 01327 843426


Wednesday 24th August (Buckby Feast Event)

Quiz Night, From 7pm, Long Buckby Football Club

Registration Forms available from Long Buckby Newsagents

Booking & payment in advance, this event sells out fast


Saturday 27th August (Buckby Feast Event)

Produce & Craft Show, Long Buckby Community Centre

Classes available for Long Buckby Residents & Surrounding Villages, you need to be in it to win it!!

Open to the public from 1-4pm, 50p entry, Auction at 4pm

Registration Forms for all classes available from Long Buckby Newsagents, The Peephole & Kings Head

For more information contact Giles 01327 843925, gilesebaker@btinternet.com


Monday 29th August 2016

Buckby Feast Day - Sports Field, Station Road

1pm - 5pm, FREE admission


Please note dogs will not be allowed!!! (other than assistance dogs)

Parking is restricted, DACT bus will run a shuttle service from 12 noon


Full list of events to be finalised, there will be the usual live music & entertainment games, stalls, pig roast, pimms tent, tea/coffee & cake.....


The winner of this years Buckby Feast Pudn will be judged on Feast Day, Recipes available from Buckby Newsagents & The Peephole, Pudn's to be delivered to The Football Club by 10.30am on the morning of the Feast.


The Raffle will be drawn at 4pm, 1st prize £150, tickets will be available in advance from the newsagents as well as on Feast day


We are always looking for new ideas, attractions, raffle prizes and volunteers for Feast Day, for more info ask at Buckby Newsagents or e-mail sara.jelley@tesco.net

Memories of a Long Buckby resident

Posted by Webmaster on May 16, 2016 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I used to live in Long Buckby until 1967, I was only four years old, but I remember we used to live in a big house with white gates, nearly opposite Taylors Garage, I know it is long gone, so are the fields that were at the back of our house.

The farm was sold off to auction I think about a week before we left. I also remember the fire siren that used to go off every time there was a fire, and we also knew the mother of the fireman killed in action.

Mrs Sabin used to clean our house and some times she used to look after me and my brother if my parents went out.

I also remember when the pub roof caught fire, i think it was thatched, and my brother was kept behind at school,

I also remember the crisp factory, you could smell it everywhere.

I also remember walking down the High Street one day and all of a sudden being pulled into Mrs Swain's shop, because a herd of cows were rampaging down the road.

The milkman used to deliver the milk by horse and cart.

I wanted to share my memories with you, I am sure I have loads more but it was a long time ago, I loved it in that place

Many thanks to Kathy Lloyd for sharing her memories with us.

Wildlife Diary for April

Posted by Webmaster on May 6, 2016 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The excellent Wildlife Diary for April, compiled, as always, by Nick Roberts is now available for you here

Gardener Vacancy - Watford Village

Posted by Webmaster on April 25, 2016 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Gardener required

For a house in Watford Village.

Days and hours to suit.

Please call 07801 297331 to discuss In further detail.

Knitting and Crochet Workshops

Posted by Webmaster on April 13, 2016 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Fred Knits knitting and crochet workshops, a great way to learn a new skill, de-stress and make new friends.

Nether Heyford based Carol Hesketh has recently launched a new venture sharing her love of everything woolly.

The business combines teaching the art of knitting and crochet through informal relaxed workshops (Fred Knits) and the creation of her own brand quality hand-knitted and crochet items – brand name Just Fred.

Carol has been passionate about knitting and crochet from an early age and has taught many people through a local knitting club that she aunched 5 years ago.

At the beginning of 2016 Carol took the opportunity to turn her hobby into a new career, something she says ‘I have always wanted to do’.

‘Crochet and knitting has always had the stigma of being hobbies of ladies over a certain age, however I am finding more

and more younger people are finding it a great way to reduce stress and giving them a great sense of achievement”.

Carol goes on to say ‘Recent studies show that knitting and crochet are linked to having a wide range of health benefits,

the most prolific is reducing stress and improving mental health.’ Carol wants to share her skills and give people of all

ages the chance to learn a new craft in a calm relaxed environment, creating new social networks and friendships.

With this in mind Carol has set up her first wave of knitting and crochet workshops and will be held at The Saracen’s Head, Little Brington.

Carol’s workshops have been very well received. Everyone working at their own pace and taking home a project they have made.

Some of the fabulous feedback received:

‘Found it very relaxing and therapeutic’

‘Took me away from the outside world for a few hours’

‘Enjoyed the ‘time out’

‘Enjoyed other participants company’

Current workshop Dates:

Crochet Granny Square – Monday 23rd May, 10:30 – 13:30

Crochet Hearts – Saturday 28th May, 10:30 – 12:30

Crochet Round and Round the Garden – Monday 6th June, 10:30 – 12:30

Crochet Granny Square – Thursday 9th June, 18:30 – 20:30

Crochet Granny Square – Saturday 11th June, 10:30 – 13:30

An Introduction to Knitting - Monday 13th June – 10:30 – 13:30

Crochet Heart – Thursday 16th June, 18:30 – 20:30

Crochet Round and Round the Garden - Thursday 23rd June – 18:30 – 20:30

If you would like to book onto a workshop please follow the link - http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/just-fred. Carol also offers 1:1 tuition, hen party, baby shower and private group workshops. Gift vouchers available.

In addition to this Carol was approached by Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire to ask ‘Fred Knits’ to be part of the 'School of Life programme' funded by the Big Lottery. This Northamptonshire programme, through a variety of activities, is aiming to bring together all ages to share and learn new skills. Part of this programme is an ambitious project to knit a large Wendy house (6000 bricks in total).

Carol leads knitting workshops in schools teaching the children to knit bricks for the house. Carol will also be knitting a full size door for the house. You can see Carol and how the door is progressing at Abington Park on 18 June, which is World Wide Knit in Public Day. All are welcome; bring a picnic and your knitting.

If would like any further information please email Carol at fredknits@gmail.com. www.facebook.com/fredknits


Posted by Webmaster on March 31, 2016 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A Grant of £67,925 has been made to Northamptonshire County Council to enable Operation Fix.

It has been made following conversations with thousands of residents Adam Simmonds, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, has today approved a Crime and Disorder Reduction Grant of £67,925 to Northamptonshire County Council to enable Operation Fix It, which will see the PCC work with the Council to help reduce speeding offences at several sites in the county.

The grant follows conversations with thousands of residents across Northamptonshire, with speeding being identified as the number one problem for communities during Mr Simmonds’ visits to 100 parishes last summer, as well as being the most prevalent issue raised by the public to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

As part of Operation Fix It, Northamptonshire County Council will now consult on implementing proposed speeding interventions at Creaton (Welford Road), Finedon (A6 Burton Road and A510 Wellingborough Road), Hackleton (Main Road), Kislingbury (Bugbrooke Road), Roade (London Road) and Collyweston, with schemes ultimately being prioritised on the basis of the greatest need. Further feasibility studies are also being worked on but will ultimately be a decision for the next Police and Crime Commissioner, with Mr Simmonds exiting Office on May 13th.

The partnership between the PCC and County Council follows the announcement by Commissioner Simmonds last month that he and Northamptonshire Police Chief Constable Simon Edens have agreed to invest in new technology such as mobile average speed camera systems and new camera vans equipped with night-time enforcement to address the dangers caused by speeding and inconsiderate drivers.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner also launched Voice: Road Harm in December, a new and extensive support service for victims of road-related trauma.

Adam Simmonds, Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said:

“I’m pleased to be able to approve this crime and disorder reduction grant which I hope will enable my Office to work closely with Northamptonshire County Council to make residents feel safer in their communities.

“At the very least, speeding can make people feel unsafe and threatened right outside their own house, while at the very worst it can devastate families through the injury or death of a loved one.

“We therefore need to make sure we are listening to people when they say speeding is a real problem in their area, and helping them overcome this issue. That’s exactly what my Office and I have done in providing this grant, and I look forward to working closely with the County Council to look at further ways of solving these issues.”

Cllr Michael Clarke, Northamptonshire County Council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, added:

“Making roads safer is a priority for the County Council and I’m delighted to be working in partnership so that we can explore how we can help communities which have been affected by speeding motorists.

“We will now carry out further work to see which specific solutions will work best in each community and I look forward to seeing the results of this piece of work.”

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Survey

Posted by Webmaster on March 31, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Recently, Daventry District Council was awarded 75% funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles to support the install of a new chargepoint and Nissan LEAF electric pool vehicle. This funding was awarded to the Council for the purpose of supporting public sector chargepoints and low emission vehicles.

The Council is keen to do more to increase the electric vehicle infrastructure available to local residents. We are now writing a strategy with the aim of installing chargepoints across the district and are seeking people’s views to help find suitable locations.

To help inform the strategy, please complete the short electric vehicle infrastructure survey and help encourage others to also complete it.

Please copy and paste the following into your browser. www.daventrydc.gov.uk/your-council/council-consultations/current-consultations/